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The Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) aims to improve the quality of the regional and urban environment by promoting excellence in design, planning, and public policy in the built environment. This will be achieved through its member and public education, in concert with allied community and professional groups. Join us!

Join RUDC at the 2019 Symposium on Urban Design Education + Practice!

  • 1.  Join RUDC at the 2019 Symposium on Urban Design Education + Practice!

    Posted 01-15-2019 23:19

    How do we build a stronger bridge between academia and the profession?

    There is still time to register for the symposium on the future of urban design! Come hear some of the leading urban design educators and practitioners engage in a series of short presentations and debate.

    Friday, January 25, 2019
    9am - 5:30pm 

    AIA HQ

    1735 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

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    As many of the challenges we face today as architects transcend the scale of a building, we need creative strategies and design solutions. How can we build a stronger bridge from academia to the profession? What are we teaching and why? This one-day symposium brings together leading educators in urban design programs across the country and the firms that are implementing plans for structured conversations around the intersection of urban design teaching and practice.

    Register now >

    A few of our speakers - see the schedule for more:


    Ellen Dunham-Jones
    Professor and Director, MS in Urban Design
    Georgia Institute of Technology

    2018 Architectural Record Woman Educator of the Year

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    Sean O'Malley
    SWA Managing Principal – Laguna Beach

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    Associate Professor, Architecture and Urban Design
    Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Emma Tucker, Manager, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects, Washington DC